Bozen: Meeting point for North and South
The provincial capital of South Tyrol is located in a wide basin, where the two main valleys Eisacktal and Etschtal converge. Wherever you look, the vicinity of Bozen is full of special attractions, including the mighty mountains of the Dolomites in the east or the famous wine route and the castles in the south.
Not only the two largest valleys of the region get together in Bozen, but also the alpine influences of the north and the Mediterranean air of the south. Nowhere else in South Tyrol you will experience the mix of culture in such a clear and exciting way: rustic taverns next to pizzerias, Italian clothing stores between traditional costume shops and delis… Behind every corner there are waiting new surprises.
Whether policy, religion, culture or economy: The provincial capital is the nerve center of the region, attracting all people of distinction. If you decide to spend a holiday in Bozen in South Tyrol you anyway don’t have to search for sights in the vicinity, because the city itself offers plenty of attractions for lovers of art and history, bargain hunters and gourmets.
Relative to the advantages of Bozen can be mentioned for instance the many castles and museums, which are an interesting alternative for rainy days. On days of sun you should rather make a sightseeing tour through the town, starting on the central square with the monument to the minnesinger Walther von der Vogelweide.
Then you shouldn’t miss the arcaded sidewalks of the old town, where you will find rustic alleys, nice shops, coffee bars, traditional inns and last but not least the famous fruit-market. Let’s start for a holiday in Bozen in South Tyrol!